Sri Lanka is the 79th largest export economy in the world and the 101st most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Sri Lanka exported $12B and imported $21.1B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $9.1B. In 2017 the GDP of Sri Lanka was $87.4B and its GDP per capita was $12.8k.
The top exports of Sri Lanka are Tea ($1.37B), Other Women's Undergarments ($663M), Knit Women's Undergarments ($600M), Knit Women's Suits ($561M) and Non-Knit Women's Suits ($459M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($2.06B), Gold ($936M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($717M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($687M) and Cars ($553M).
The top export destinations of Sri Lanka are the United States ($2.93B), the United Kingdom ($918M), Germany ($721M), India ($712M) and Italy ($474M). The top import origins are India ($4.21B), China ($3.68B), Singapore ($1.66B), the United Arab Emirates ($1.47B) and Japan ($1.02B).